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Coronavirus canceled Memorial Day ceremonies. But in Montrose a lone trumpeter stepped up to honor the fallen.

MONTROSE — Daniel Pumphrey walked among the decorated graves of fallen warriors Monday morning soaking in the warm Colorado sun, a flat-finished trumpet tucked under his arm. Pumphrey normally plays before a crowd on this day, Memorial Day, yet with people told to stay away because of the ongoing threat of the coronavirus, he prepared to […]

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Opinion: Let’s celebrate our nation’s heroes — and hidden heroes — this November

November is not only National Veterans Month but also National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize and thank the more than 40 million family caregivers in the U.S. This November, we should honor and pay respect to both: those who served our country in uniform and the hidden heroes caring for our veterans at […]

Posted inHealth, Opinion, Opinion Columns, Politics and Government

Opinion: Veterans’ sacrifice has earned our lasting gratitude — and the promise of quality, affordable health care kept

As we celebrate the 101st anniversary of when “the war to end all wars” was ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we remember those who fought for our country. Even before our first days as a country, colonial America recognized the high value of those who defended its […]